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Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614
312-335-1650
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7 reviews
9 stars
attended Nov 08 2011

Poignant, funny, real. Best acting, writing, directing.

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7 reviews
8 stars
attended Nov 09 2011

So much fun. Three realtors.....really appreciated how far we've come. The set, casting and writing all well done. Started out slow, funny by the end of the first half and hysterical second half. A definite must see!

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4 reviews
5 stars
attended Sep 10 2011

A mix of history, humor and race implications on neighborhoods without being offensive. Goes both ways over a 50 year period.

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Description

Steppenwolf Theatre Company kicks off its 2011/12 season with Bruce Norris’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play Clybourne Park directed by ensemble member Amy Morton and featuring ensemble member James Vincent Meredith with Karen Aldridge, Cliff Chamberlain, Stephanie Childers, Kirsten Fitzgerald, John Judd and Brendan Marshall-Rashid.  

On two separate afternoons, 50 years apart, a modest bungalow on Chicago’s northwest side becomes a contested site in the politics of race. September 1959: Russ and Bev are moving out to the suburbs. They’ve inadvertently sold the house to the neighborhood’s first black family and ignited a community showdown. September 2009: the neighborhood is ripe for gentrification and the house is again changing hands. This time to a young white couple with plans for demolition and a knack for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. In a provocative nod to A Raisin in the Sun, longtime Steppenwolf collaborator Bruce Norris takes a hilarious look at what happens when home becomes a battleground.

Bruce Norris won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Clybourne Park.  His other works at Steppenwolf include A Parallelogram, The Unmentionables, The Pain and the Itch, We All Went Down to Amsterdam, __Purple Heart and The Infidel__. An ensemble member since 1997, **Amy**** Morton**’s** **many Steppenwolf directing credits include__ American Buffalo__, Dublin Carol, The Weir, The Pillowman, __Love-Lies-Bleeding __(also Kennedy Center) and __Glengarry Glen Ross __(also Dublin and Toronto). 

About the Ticket Supplier: Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is an internationally-renowned company of thirty-five artists whose talents include acting, directing, playwriting, filmmaking, and textual adaptation. Steppenwolf has redefined the landscape of acting and performance by spawning a generation of America's most gifted artists, including Joan Allen, John Mahoney, John Malkovich, Laurie Metcalf, Martha Plimpton and Gary Sinise. No other American theater ensemble has survived as long and thrived as much as the Steppenwolf company of artists, who return home to Chicago to do the work they love.